St. Lucia

St Lucia Native Eyes “Top Chef” Title

 Above: Nina Compton By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia native Chef Nina Compton has a date with destiny Wednesday night, when she will find out if she won the Bravo network’s “Top Chef” competition. Compton would be the first …

St Lucia Eyes Geothermal Energy

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of some of its Eastern Caribbean neighbours, St Lucia’s government says it is exploring the development of geothermal energy on the island. As islands like Dominica, Nevis and Montserrat …

St Lucia Breaks Tourist Arrivals Record

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia reached an all-time high for stopover arrivals in 2013, according to preliminary totals, the St Lucia Tourist Board said Monday. The island received more than 315,000 visitors in 2013, up …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Suriname has approved the donation of around $185,185 USD to help St Lucia with relief efforts following last month’s devastating trough system. The donation, announced in a diplomatic note …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Taiwan has donated $200,000 to the government of St Lucia to provide humanitarian assistance following the Christmas floods. Taiwan’s Ambassador to St Lucia, Ambassador James Chang, handed over the …

 IT’S A TRULY CARIBBEAN take on the traditional hamburger, and an effort to raise the level of culinary expression in St Lucia. It’s called the Lobster Burger, and it’s part of a renewed commitment by the Ladera Resort in St …

 Above: Hurricane Tomas in 2011 Was last weeks devastating trough system in the Eastern Caribbean cause more devastation than Hurricane Tomas? For now, the trough system, which caused serious damage in St Lucia, St Vincent and Dominica, is being considered …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has launched a series of recovery efforts following the floods that impacted the country over the Christmas Holiday. The government said it has embarked on a group of “intense infrastructural …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is “open for business” following heavy flooding that caused significant damage and at least five deaths in the country this week, Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus said Thursday. “The tourist industry …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia is seeing an increase in traffic from its largest tourist source market, the government said this week. So far this year, arrivals from the United States are up 12 percent …

 The latest Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from CJ reader Robi Das, who took this snapshot at Anse Chastanet on the island of St Lucia. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government will be implementing a $925,925 grant to support business incubation and training in the area of information and communication technology. The funding, which is under the auspices of the …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucian Minister Dr James Fletcher is urging CARICOM Heads of Government to step up their level of action on climate change issues. Fletcher, who is St Lucia’s Minister for Sustainable Development, …

 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Tourism Minister Lorne Theophilus held talks this week with delegates from Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism to discuss issues in the development of the creative sector. …

 Above: the Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has its newest beach bar, with the opening of the Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill at the Cap Maison resort. The …

 Above: a rendering of the bridge By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia has signed the contract for the new Bois d’Orange Bridge project in the north of the island, with construction to begin soon, the government announced. The proposed …

 Above: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in St Lucia has named Jacques Chretien as its executive chef and director of food and beverage. Chretien will help enhance the resort’s dining …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The sale of Hess’ oil storage terminal in St Lucia has been confirmed, the government said Tuesday. Hess CEO John Hess reportedly communicated the news by telephone to St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony. …